Breakfast and Lunch Cafés
This one of the most popular breakfast places in all of Paris. You may need to wait for a table, but it’s worth it! Their coffee is from a top-notch local roaster and their food is simple but good including black-rice porridge made with coconut milk and pancakes with bourbon butter and maple syrup. As Holybelly puts is “Our space is casual, the vibe super-relaxed but the food and coffee is top shelf and that’s a contrast we love to maintain.”
This pastry shop and tea room on the left bank is artsy and pulls in a stylish crowd. Good coffee, delicious pastries, and breads make for a simple French breakfast during the week. On the weekend, it’s best to make a reservation as their brunch offerings of homemade fruit juices, cakes and eggs Benedict bring in a crowd!
Frenchie to Go
Frenchie to Go is a great place to grab a tasty takeaway. For breakfast there is excellent coffee, seriously good sticky buns or scones, and for lunch, some of the best deli-style sandwiches you can find on this side of Atlantic Ocean. Gregory Marchand’s take on a Anglo-Saxon delicatessen is worth a try!
The well-known Parisian baker, Rachel Moeller, has opened her own café and it has proven very popular. If you’re a foodie, you’ll want to check it out for breakfast or lunch – it’s great homemade fare for a really decent price.
Dinner and Evening Spots
Frenchie – The Restaurant
It was Jamie Oliver who first nicknamed Gregory Marchand “the Frenchie” when he was a young chef working in London. Gregory has since opened a few spots in Paris that are worth a visit, Frenchie the being one of them. The restaurant has a recently redesigned dining room, new decor and a new five course carte blanche menu that is sure to please.
Frenchie – The Winebar
The Winebar is just across the street from Frenchie – The Restaurant and is a hot spot where you can sample smaller portions of the restaurant’s dishes as well as an array of UK-made cheeses with a huge selection of wines by the glass.
This cocktail bar and restaurant is not your typical, classy Parisian bar. Expect low-lighting, crazy alcoholic concoctions, and some great, inventive sliders and sharing plates. This is the place for go for interesting drinks and great sharing plates after a long day exploring Paris!
Simple and seasonal is how American-born Daniel Rose likes to keep things at Spring. A mix of French tradition and local market inspiration, you’ll enjoy a four course meal – three savoury dishes and a dessert. As they put it at Spring – “There is no menu or ‘carte’ – we simply make you dinner”.
At this great wine bar in the 11th Arrondissement, you can choice to stand at the classy 1930’s bar or cozy up at a corner table but either way, you’re sure to enjoy yourself! Camille Fourmont has changed this tiny cheese shop into a wine bar that serves up some great tapas and has a fantastic selection of artisan beers and wines.
Le Jules Verne
Contemporary French cuisine at Le Jules Verne will not disappoint – and neither will the view! Located 400 feet up the Eiffel Tower, you could not find a more magical place to dine. Be ready to dress smart and give the Experience Menu a try – a five or six course unique “tasting” menu accompanied by a perfect wine paring suggestion from the restaurant’s Sommelier.
Le Grand Vefour
Le Grand Vefour has been a gourmet meeting place for the Parisian elite for over 200 years. The Michelin-starred chef Guy Martin currently maintains the historic aura while adding his sophisticated, modern take on the classic French cuisine that’s always been offered at one of most beautiful restaurants in all of Paris.
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
On top of the Champs Elysees, Joel Robuchon’s second Atelier offers a unique gastronomy experience that allows diners to observe their dishes being prepared. The devoted staff creates small plates or full portions of the world-famous chef’s signature dishes, depending on your appetite!
Restaurant Le Meurice
Located in the beautiful Hotel Le Meurice, overlooking the Tuileries Garden, your dining experience at this three-starred Michelin restaurant will be unforgettable! World-renowned chef Alain Ducasse and his talented team work with the best local French products, transforming what could be rustic into something refined, delicate and inventive.
From their legendary wine cave to their French haute cuisine there are no disappointments at this two-Michelin stared restaurant. The service is as smooth as only a top French restaurant can deliver, the beautiful dining rooms are classic and luxurious, and their tasting menu
Restaurant Guy Savoy
At the entrance of the restaurant, in bright red neon letters you can read chef Guy Savoy’s quote (in French of course) “Cooking is the art of instantly transforming historical products into pleasure”. This is exactly what you’ll experience at this three-Michelin-starred French Gourmet Restaurant. Make sure to bring your dinner jacket as you’ll be dining in one of the most elegant, aesthetic atmospheres in all of Paris.
In the heart of Paris, the Benoit has been providing a traditional, Parisian dining experience for over 100 years. Under the current direction of chef Alain Ducasse, the warm, comfortable atmosphere of this traditional Bistro will charm you and your taste buds. Being the only Parisian Bistro to have a Michelin star, you’re sure to enjoy their classic snails with garlic butter and herbs and their generously portioned desserts – Bon Appétit!